Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Roach: Pacquiao is The Boss, Gave Mayweather a Good Scare

By Miguel Rivera

Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach, who works with WBA welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao, is still crossing his fingers that Floyd Mayweather will come out of retirement for a high stakes rematch between the two.

Mayweather retired from boxing after stopping Conor McGregor in the tenth round in their August 2018 encounter.

"If I think it's possible, Manny does want that fight," Roach said to ESPN Deportes. "I was certainly disappointed in the first fight because Manny told me in the fourth round: 'My shoulder hurts, I can't use it anymore' and I told him to 'use it in the best way you can.' I know Manny can fight much better."

manny-pacquiao (5)_65

Mayweather defeated Pacquiao by unanimous decision in a meeting held in May 2015 in Las Vegas, where the Filipino claimed that he suffered an injury to his shoulder during training that intensified in the course of the fight.

Since then, Pacquiao has been asking for a rematch, and last week there were heated words being exchanged with Mayweather on social media.

Mayweather was ringside earlier this month, when Pacquiao won a twelve round unanimous decision over Keith Thurman at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

"Manny really wants the fight, that's why social media interaction," Roach explained. "He says that Manny works for him now and Manny said he hasn't seen his name on any check. I loved that about Manny. I thought it would happen, I thought he would get called out [by Mayweather], but he [Floyd] slipped away."

According to Roach, Mayweather might have been scared off by Pacquiao's performance.

"It would scare me too. I think Manny gave him good reasons to scare him, that was a great Manny fight... much better than when they first fought," Roach said. "[Mayweather] saw the improvement and that's why he went through the back door. Manny is the boss," Roach said.

"Manny fought very well. It's the best he has looked in a long time, beating an undefeated boxer, it was a great moment in his career. Manny was upset going into the fight. When Manny goes to a fight where he dislikes his opponent just a little, it's always much better and this guy crossed the line and did me a favor."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Real King Kong on 08-01-2019

Floyd definitely fought scared...

Comment by Walexhris on 08-01-2019

The reason why so many are mad Floyd won is because Floyd made it look so easy They kept expecting manny to change the tide and in the fourth round it seemed as though manny would......and then the fight was…

Comment by Walexhris on 08-01-2019

The reason why so many are mad Floyd won is because Floyd made it look so easy They kept expecting manny to change the tide and in the fourth round it seemed as though manny would......and then the fight was…

Comment by Walexhris on 08-01-2019

[QUOTE=Spoon23;19951615]Those who are rational boxing fans would noticed that. It’s the Floyd fan girls who wouldn’t accept it since that would be embarrassing for them to realise the IV ridden Floyd fought like a Pussay over an injured Pacquiao running…

Comment by Walexhris on 08-01-2019

[QUOTE=radiotracer;19949708]Floyd calls his people The Money Team but he’s leaving $300 million on the table. There’s got to be a reason why he doesn’t want that fight.[/QUOTE] He's old and comfortable, there are so many reasons apart from fear, if…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (51)
Top Headlines Sugar Ray Leonard: May-Pac 2 Should Happen - People Will Watch Photos: Blair Cobbs Putting in Work For Steven Villalobos Clash Forgoing The Luck of The Draw, For Good Joshua Regrets Allowing Andy Ruiz To Pose With Titles in Pre-Fight Jonathan Gonzalez Sees Kosei Tanaka Clash as Life or Death Shot Tim Tszyu is Very Eager To Fight Kell Brook or Dennis Hogan Mikey Garcia Mulling 'Huge' Matchroom Offer As Others Pursue 14-Day Weights: Lomachenko 137.1, Campbell 141.7 Amanda Serrano To Be Honored at Newark P.R. Day Parade Kubrat Pulev: Tyson Fury is Using My Name & Others To Get PR Team Miller on Tyson Fury: Turn Down What? We Never Had Offer! Carlos Takam Very Excited About Pact With Joe DeGuardia MTK Featherweight Tournament Lands at York Hall, October 6 Golovkin vs. Derevyanchenko Deal: The Finish Line Well in Sight Campbell: If I Hit Loma Clean, I Can Hurt Him and Get Him Out Hovhannisyan-Manzanilla Golden Boy Card is Official For 9/5 Bob Arum: Andy Ruiz Has 'Stupid' Eddie Hearn By The Balls! Jhonny Gonzalez Decisions Ramiro Blanco in Fresnillo, Zacatecas Tom Schwarz Bounces Back, Stops Radek Varak in One Round Yarde: Kovalev Fight is No Rocky IV, But I Might Watch Afterwards Brandon Figueroa: My Turn To Carry Family Name, Time To Shine David Benavidez: I Plan To Knock Dirrell Out To Steal The Show Fury: Ortiz Is 49 Years Old, Wilder Does Him Inside Of Six Rounds! Josh Warrington Wants To Unify The Division, Then Move Up WBC Reveal Four Fights in The Running For The "Mayan Belt" Sean McComb vs. Kieran Gething Set, October 11 In Belfast Saunders: Eubank Jr. a World Class Bum, I'd Win With Eyes Closed Fury: Joshua Talking More Because He Got His Ass Handed To Him! Haney-Abdullaev Card: Larry Fryers vs. Wesley Ferrer Added The Heavyweight Chess Board Billel Dib Setting Goals, Targets World Title Shot in 2020 Mayweather Shakes Head: That Video is Old, No Rematch Talk! Pedraza Training Hard For 'Difficult Opponent' in Zepeda Saunders: I'm Confident I Would Beat Golovkin Widely! Otto Wallin Confident, Plans To Check The Chin of Tyson Fury Alberto Machado Takes Full Aim at Starting His Lightweight Run Tyson Fury Warns: If Yarde Can't Beat Kovalev, His Career is Over! Charles Foster Takes Care of Grachev, Wants Jean Pascal Shot Felix Verdejo Trying To Part Ways With Manager/Head Trainer? Arnold Barboza: I Want Jose Ramirez, Regis Prograis, Josh Taylor!
Advertisement
Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement